Saturday evening performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date: September 3, 1977

Source: S1576 , T77-293

Type: Sound

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  • Water is So Cold (Sawgrass Boys)
  • He Will Set Your Feet on Fire
  • Are You Missing Me
  • Uncle Clem
  • Its Me
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  • Bubble Gum Song (Bowhuizen)
  • Water is Wide
  • Away, Away With Rum By Gum
  • Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Suwannee River)
  • My Old Kentucky Home
  • Oh What a Beautiful City (Fitchen)
  • Down By the Greenwood Side
  • Buffalo Boy (Caney Forkers)
  • Hattie Works on Erie
  • Skip to My Lou
  • The Unfortunate Man
  • Ballad of Conch Island (McLean)
  • Lament
  • Once I Had a Sweetheart
  • 400 Years of Alachua History (w/Grooms)

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  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The first half of the reel consists of the Saturday afternoon performances.) The Sawgrass Boys were a bluegrass band from Hobe Sound. Howhuizen was one half of the Wiggins Sisters, who played the festival for years. Fitchen was billed as Eugenia Sisinni Jones. The Caney Forkers were from Tennessee. McLean was singer-guitarist-songwriter from Gainesville. Grooms was a journalism professor at the University of Florida.

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